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This Way to Christmas

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Ruth Sawyer's This Way To Christmas tells the story of David, who is sent away from his family because of the first world war. Irish Johanna, David's old nurse, regards the other people on their isolated mountain as heathen. David finds companionship by visiting them, hearing their stories of Christmas, and retelling their stories to his hosts. David, who is younger and le ...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published July 1st 2004 by Kessinger Publishing (first published 1916)
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Dec 16, 2013 Josiah rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
"I wonder if you know that stories have a way of beginning themselves? Sometimes they even do more than this. They tell themselves—beginning and ending just where they please—with no consideration at all for the author or the reader.
Perhaps you have discovered this for yourself; you may have in mind this minute some of the stories that you wished had begun long before they did—and others that ended before you thought they had any business doing so. These have a very unpleasant way of leaving y
Apr 27, 2015 Poiema rated it it was ok
I bought a beautiful vintage hardback copy of this book because I loved the author's other book, Maggie Rose: Her Birthday Christmas so much. This one I did not find to be quite as engaging and it felt dated.
Nov 01, 2014 Mandy rated it it was amazing
I love this book. My grandma used to read it to me during Christmastime when I would sit at her feet by the little space heater she had and she would read the whole book to me with all the voices. It has become a family heirloom of sorts and I absolutely love it. :)
Mar 03, 2008 Melissa rated it liked it
This is one of those books that has been sitting on my shelf for quite some time, bought because I love the author and it had a pretty cover. After seeing Melody's review on livejournal, I finally decided that maybe I should read it. It's a charming little book, and I loved the incorporation of several culture's holiday stories. A few little things made me twitch (portrayal of African Americans--and some of the words used to describe them), but a beautiful book.
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Ruth Sawyer, was an American storyteller and a writer of fiction and non-fiction for children and adults. She may be best known as the author of Roller Skates, which won the 1937 Newbery Medal.
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